For many companies, Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (D365FO) is the core of their financial management system, and protecting against fraud, misstatements, and errors is a critical component of running D365FO. Sometimes though, it’s hard to know where to start. This is a book about D365FO security written to help users, administrators, and auditors better understand how to plan, implement, and audit D365FO security for their financial operations. Security books tend to be heavy on theory or application, rarely including both. This Security and Auditing Field Manual is designed to help users understand sound control principles and how to apply them in D365FO.

Get the book here: Security and Audit Field Manual: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations


We are all concerned with security – in every aspect of our lives. We are especially concerned with security and control when it comes to our business processes. In this E-book, we will walk through the necessary steps to take a least privilege methodology to secure your Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (D365FO) environment. The least privilege methodology is the process of reducing a user’s access, so they are only allowed to perform the tasks necessary within the application. This is important for several reasons:

  • Environment Risk – if a user has more access than needed, they may intentionally or inadvertently perform actions that could put your company at risk.
  • User Licensing – since licensing is tied to user access, ensuring least privilege access is followed could save your company money on licensing costs.
  • Segregation of Duties – following the same idea as environment risk, if a user has more access than needed, they may have unnecessary segregation of duties violations that go unaddressed.

Get the E-book here: Develop and Implement Least Privilege Security for D365FO

Security Matrix

Building roles and implementing strong security in Dynamics AX/365FO can be a daunting task, so Fastpath created a tool to assist in designing security roles. Security design is an important part of any security setup. Roles in Dynamics AX/365FO were designed for ease of access, not segregation of duties. You can use this worksheet to recognize where you have conflicts, and build better roles to fit your company’s needs.

AX 2012 Security Matrix

D365FO Security Matrix

Speaking Experience

D365UG Focus 2018 – Indianapolis, Indiana United States

Summit EMEA 2018 – Dublin, Ireland

AXUG Summit 2017 – Nashville, Tennessee United States

AXUG Midwest Chapter – Sept 2017 – Fargo, North Dakota United States

AXUG Colorado Chapter  – June 2017 – Denver, Colorado United States

AXUG Focus 2017 – St. Louis, Missouri United States